Asmat Shield, Indonesia, Irian Jaya Vergrößern
Asmat Shield, Indonesia, Irian Jaya

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Asmat Shield, Indonesia, Irian Jaya

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H: 172 cm (approx. 5’ 8”)

Estimated age: Early 20th century
Provenance: Austrian private collection

Estimate: € 3.000 - 4.000

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1 700 €

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The artists carved this shield and handle from a single piece of wood. The handle consists of either a short, vertical ridge or a long ridge, which is broader and thicker in the middle and has a hollow or three finger holes. War shields are considered one of the most impressive creations by Asmat artists.

A rare and early example showing deeply carved lines with a very sophisticated pattern. Wood and color pigments!